Are you ready to send a powerful message on the strength of individual action to tackle climate change?
The Earth Hour is an awareness program organized by WWF every year on the last Saturday of March. It was first started in in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. A year later in 2008, it became a world-wide event with participation of more than 50 million people.
In 2009, global landmarks that switched off in support included the Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza, Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Qutub Minar and Red Fort in India.
Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30 pm- 9:30 pm local time and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from India to Australia to America will stand in darkness. People across the world from all walks of life will turn off their lights and join together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.
The Earth Hour ‘60′ logo represents the 60 minutes of Earth Hour where we focus on the impact we are having on our planet and take positive action to address the environmental issues we face.
Are you ready for this event?